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How to report total ballots cast

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QUESTION:    When reporting the number of reporting units completed by the Board of Canvassers, how is the "total ballots cast" figure determined?

ANSWER:    The total number of ballots cast should be included as part of the recount minutes compared to the number of voter numbers issued.  To determine the total number of ballots cast, you will need to include all ballots that were issued, including votes for candidates, scattering, and any overvote or undervote (for purposes of the statewide recount, an undervote can also be considered a blank ballot as you are only reviewing that one office).